how jimi hendrix got me in to the punk scene

by Steven Roden

how jimi hendrix got me in to the punk scene by Steven Roden

sometime in 1979, i went to the whiskey a go go with some friends to see randy hansen, the jimi hendrix impersonator. while i liked music as a kid, but hendrix was the first music i really dug. i can’t remember how many of us were there, maybe 3 or 4 kids, age around 14.

the show was amazing. randy came out in a coffin with purple dry ice, and he did a good job of impersonating hendrix hits. while i’d been to a number of big venue concerts, this was the first club gig i’d ever been to.

a few weeks later, we went back to the whiskey to see another show…

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